The MHTF is seeking nominations for our 2021 awards. This is a meaningful way to honor the work of someone who is making a positive difference for people with mental illness in Milwaukee County. Please consider submitting a nomination. All nominations are due by noon on Monday, August 9th. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, September 14th, at the Karen Avery Forum. The forum theme is Celebrating Recovery, Ending Stigma, Embracing Possibilities. Learn more about the event via the Save the Date flyer here (accessible pdf).
Learning more about the awards, the nominating process, and past recipients by viewing the 2021 Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Award Nominations (pdf) document here.
- The Karen Avery Award recognizes an individual whose work and values align with the legacy of Karen Avery, who was a respected leader in the mental health consumer/survivor movement, working to advance the rights of people with mental illness and to ensure a strong consumer voice.
- Inspired by the dedication of our inaugural recipient, the Marie C. Perry Rising Leader Award honors Marie’s memory and recognizes visionary leadership by an individual who is a rising and/or young leader in the Milwaukee area mental health community. The recipient receives an $800 scholarship for continuing education.
- Save the Date: 2021 Karen Avery Forum: Celebrating Recovery, Ending Stigma, Embracing Possibilities – view event information flyer here (pdf).